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How will COP26 Deliver Recovery for Scottish Seas?

03 Dec 2021

A blog by Esther Brooker, Marine Policy and Engagement Officer. Scotland has been well and truly in the global limelight for the past weeks, with the high-profile UN Conference of the Parties for Climate Change (COP26) being co-hosted by the UK and Italian Governments in Glasgow [1].

Avoiding a chemical crisis for Scotland’s seas

30 Aug 2021

Author: Hannah Evans, Project Officer, Fidra     We’ve all heard about the devasting effects of plastic pollution and we know our relationship with single-use materials needs to change. We’ve seen plastic bottles, food containers and shopping bags floating in the seas. We’ve watched footage of marine life swimming in a fog of our disposable […]

Agreement between Scottish Government and Scottish Greens must be next wave in ocean recovery

27 Aug 2021

Last week the Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party announced a co-operation agreement and shared policy programme, the first of its kind in the UK. Whilst not exhaustive, and still to be voted on by Scottish Green members, many welcome commitments are included

Enjoying Scotland’s Coast with Minimal Impact.

01 Jul 2021

A Blog from Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust – Scotland’s coastline is rich with marine wildlife and is a fantastic place to connect with nature, slow down and soak up some vitamin sea. Over a quarter of all species of whale, dolphin, and porpoise, have been recorded here, and that’s not all… Scotland is one […]

Protecting marine mammals around Scottish aquaculture farms

29 Mar 2021

Scotland’s salmon farming industry has been the focus of much attention over the last few years, and most recent developments have focused around its impact on marine mammals.

Taking Stock – Lessons learnt in 2020 and opportunities to set a clear path of Ocean recovery in 2021

17 Dec 2020

As 2020 comes to an end, it is time to reflect on this challenging year, and the opportunities that lie ahead!   As this challenging year comes to an end, we are all lifting our heads to the horizon for glimmers of hope. The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated how much we all rely on nature […]

Blue Recovery: the role for Scotland’s seas

03 Aug 2020

Our ocean remains in desperate need of recovery. International expert reports[1][2][3] released in 2019 underlined the stark consequences for biodiversity and ecological systems due to climate change and human overexploitation of living resources on land and sea. Since then, the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought our world close to standstill, with the tragic loss […]

Why Scotland’s seas need recovery…

21 Jul 2020

…and why it must start now. A walk along the beach, kayaking around the coast encountering porpoise and orca, fishing for a living or for leisure, and childhood seaside summer holidays – everyone has a story to tell about the value of the ocean. Imagine all that gone or irrevocably changed, and our children or […]

Call for proposals: recovering Scotland’s seas film

10 Jul 2020

Calling all filmmakers! LINK’s Marine Group is commissioning a short, impactful film that will show the environmental and societal importance of Scotland’s seas and why healthy ocean ecosystems are so intrinsically connected to human health.    

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